Lisa Batiashvili received the highest accolade at the age of 22, from no less a musician than the great Alfred Brendel, who said of one of her concerts that “Every note sang and spoke: imagination and control, warmth and mastery, rigor and flexibility were in balance. Once again it was evident that great violinists show their skills at an early age.”
As the youngest entrant in the famous Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, Lisa Batiashvili gained international recognition. Today this German-Georgian virtuoso, to whom the Financial Times attested “profound empathy”, is among the leading, most sought-after violinists of her generation. She regularly performs with the most renowned orchestras and with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Alan Gilbert and Sir Simon Rattle.
For 2019 and 2020 Lisa Batiashvili has taken on the exclusive artistic direction of the Audi Sommerkonzerte in Ingolstadt. Her new album, City Lights, which has just been released on Deutsche Grammophon, is a musical journey to eleven cities with an autobiographical connection.
Intense appearance against an unusual backdrop: Lisa Batiashvili in the Audi workshop. © Audi AG
Solidarity concert with safety margin: François Leleux, Lisa Batiashvili, Sarah Christian, Jano Lisboa and Maximilian Hornung (left to right). © Audi AG
More than a quarter of a million people worldwide watched the concert, which was broadcast on the Internet via livestream. © Audi AG
Stage: © André Josselin/Deutsche Grammophon
Gallery: © AUDI AG